Domestic abuse safe accommodation fund reopened

08 June 2020

The government has announced successful applicants to its domestic abuse safe accommodation fund.

It has also stressed that £1.2m in funding is still available on a ‘first come first served’ basis until 20 July.

Who can apply and how?

The bid prospectus can be found here. Applicants must be charities providing domestic abuse safe accommodation services in England, who meet the definition of being a charitable, benevolent or philanthropic institution in the Charities Act 2006. This also includes any partners listed in consortium applications.

If you have received grants through this fund you can apply again if you can identify additional costs which were not already covered in the previous application. If you did not apply during the first round or were unsuccessful you can (re)apply.

What costs are eligible?

  • Revenue Costs (costs associated with maintaining existing services and additional capacity to meet increase in demand) as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

Grants will:

  • Support safe accommodation services, including refuges charities from 1 April to 31 October.
  • Help ensure that safe accommodation services can continue operating and keep bedspaces open for victims and their children fleeing from abuse during the coronavirus outbreak.
  • Ensure that safe accommodation services can help more victims access these life-saving services. 

What costs aren't eligible?

  • Costs incurred before 1 April.
  • Normal running costs.
  • Costs that are met by other income sources.

You can submit your funding application to MHCLG until 20 July by contacting